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    The purpose of ECCNAA is to help preserve Nevada's antiquites, encourage the study of archaeology and to educate the public as to the aims of archaeological research. Members agree to abide by the Code of Ethics of the Nevada Archaeological Association.
    We are a group of people who have an interest in archaeology and history. The group includes professional and amateur archaeologists as well as individuals who simply want to learn more about the field.
    As a group we do many community projects. Some of the activites include: construction of the Northside School exhibit; participation in the Cold Creek archaeological excavation, the Spring Creek Mastodon excavation, the Carlin Chinese cemetery excavation, bringing in Chautauqua performers and speakers, facilitating hands-on educational workshops and arranging group field trips. We have also established a scholarship endowment at Great Basin College to assist a student in attending the Great Basin College Field School or pursuing an anthropological field of study.
    If you would like more information please contact one of the folks listed under
Contacts below.

Please Send an Email! We welcome your comments, questions and ideas!


Happy New Year!

It's time to renew your membership!

Stay active and informed, keep your membership current by sending in your renewal today!


Meetings are usually held on the first Friday of the month, at 7:00 p.m. in a variety of locations. Please check each month as times may change.
Everyone interested in archaeology is welcome to attend our meetings!

If you have any questions please call Donna at 738-6269 or email

The next meeting will be on Friday, the 5th of Febuary, at 7 p.m. at the Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital in the Training room! See you there!


    NAA, or the Nevada Archaeological Association, is the statewide Archaeological Association. It was founded in 1972 to assist in coordinating the work of professionals and amateurs in Archaeology, Anthropology, Historical Archaeology and related fields of endeavor in an effort to preserve the archaeological and historical sites of Nevada; to record sites and preserve the artifacts of those sites endangered by development; to encourage public interest, education and involvement in the responsibilities of archaeological and historical preservation in Nevada and elsewhere; to encourage both professionals and amateurs to make public the results of their efforts by publishing a journal, the Nevada Archaeologist; and to encourage and assist the many amateur collectors, treasure hunters and tohers in the responsible recording of their finds, all to the benefit of the collectors, the professionals, and the future generations of Nevadans.
    Members can join one of a number of chapters or affiliates:
Churchill County Chapter, Elko County Chapter, Lincoln County Chapter, White Pine Historical and Archaeological Society, Am-Arcs of Nevada, Archaeo Nevada Society or a Member-at-Large.

    Membership is open to any person interested in archaeology and its allied sciences, upon written application and payment of dues. Applicants are asked to sign a Code of Ethics, agreeing to:

  • 1. Uphold the purpose and intent of the NAA.
  • 2. Adhere to all antiquites laws.
  • 3. Seek the advice, consent and assistancd of professionals in archaeology and/or history in dealing with artifacts, sites and other materials relating to antiquities.
  • 4. Assist professionals and educators in accomplishing the objectives of the NAA.
  • 5. Be a personal envoy of the NAA and responsible for conducting themselves in a manner so as to protect the integrity of the artifacts, sites, or other material.


White Pine Co. Nevada Historical & Archaeological Society
Check them out. This is an interesting site with a lot of information.

White Pine Historical and Archaeological Society
P.O. Box 1117
Ely, NV 89301

White Pine Public Museum
2000 Aultman Street
Ely, Nevada 89301

Internet Archaeology
An e-journal for archaeology. Is indexed by the British and Irish Archaeological Bibliography and the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences.

Questions and Comments

Tim Murphy is a professional archaeologist, board member and advisor for the association. He has a degree in anthropology from University of Arizona and has worked as an archaeologist for the Bureau of Land Management for 30 plus years.

If you have any questions or comments you would like addressed, please send an email to him at:


Tim Murphy
Professional Archaeologist
(775) 738-6269

Donna Murphy
Webmaster, newsletter editor and secretary-treasure of ECCNAA
(775) 738-6269


    Membership in the Elko County affiliate chapter of NAA includes membership in the statewide organization. You will receive the quarterly publication, the Nevada Archaeologist and their newsletter. You will also receive a newsletter from the local chapter.
     For a membership application, check here
Membership Application
    The Elko County Chapter Code of Ethics are:
  • 1. Uphold the purpose and intent of NAA.
  • 2. Adhere to all antiquities laws
  • 3. Seek the advice, consent and asistance of professions in archaeology and/or history in dealing with artifacts, sites and other materials relating to antiquities.
  • 4. Assist professionals and educations in accomplishing the objects of the Association.
  • 5. Be a personal envoy of NAA (Elko County Chapter) and responsible for conducting oneself in a manner that protects the integrity of the artifacts, sites and other material.

Please consider joining ECCNAA (Elko County Chapter Nevada Archaeological Association)!   We are an interesting group of people and do a lot of interesting activities.

     For a membership application, check here
Membership Application

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